The some hundred and fifty lucky spectators gathered in this loft of the 18th arrondissement wait with intense anticipation for the show to begin. Just before appearing onstage, Nili Hadida, the singer of Lilly Wood & The Prick, confesses: “Concerts in apartments are always memorable experiences. They give me the rare feeling of playing in private. The atmosphere is always friendly, creating a special cocoon. We enjoy the show as much as the audience.” When the first notes are heard, her angelic, subtly husky voice bewitches the audience, in perfect harmony with the electric accompaniment of the guitarist Benjamin Cotto.
Hennessy continues its pursuit of exceptional moments through this September 2012 concert, between the select audience and enthusiastic artists. True to the art of mixing reflected in the famous blends of its creations, Hennessy has invited Lilly Wood & The Prick to play an acoustic version of their ardent, soulful new wave. An expression of authentic generosity, this unique poetic opportunity proves, like the Hennessy history, that innovation can be the perfect ally to feeling. For Cognac, like for music, innovation is all about an experience: an expertise kept alive and in perpetual evolution. “We are always striving to awaken sensations.” This intimate performance proves that the flamboyant talent of Nili Hadida and Benjamin Cotto is not ready to fade. The voice, synthesizers and guitars of their enigmatic ritornellos are to be savored, from bewilderment to wonder.